Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs by Morton A. Meyers

By Morton A. Meyers

A fascinating and hugely available examine the mind-blowing function serendipity has performed in one of the most vital scientific discoveries within the 20th century.

Happy Accidents is an interesting, exciting, and hugely obtainable examine the awesome position serendipity has performed in probably the most vital scientific discoveries within the 20th century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy medications, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in universal? They have been every one found by accident, stumbled upon within the look for whatever else. within the Nineteen Nineties, Pfizer had excessive hopes for a brand new drug that might enhance blood move to the guts. As they carried out trials on angina victims, researchers famous a startling influence: whereas the drug didn't have an effect on blood move to the guts, it did have an effect on blood movement in different places! Now over six million American males have taken Viagra of their lifetime.

Winston Churchill as soon as acknowledged, “Men sometimes stumble around the fact, yet so much of them choose themselves up and hurry off as though not anything has happened.” in the clinical group, a definite stigma is connected to probability discovery since it is improperly noticeable as natural success. satisfied injuries definitely take place on a daily basis, however it takes intelligence, perception, and creativity to acknowledge a “Eureka, i discovered what I wasn't taking a look for!” second and recognize what to do subsequent. In discussing scientific breakthroughs, Dr. Morton Meyers makes a cogent, hugely enticing argument for a extra inventive, instead of in basic terms linear, method of technology. And it might simply keep our lives!
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A Framework on Cloud Based Connected Car Services 15 Audi owners with a Bluetooth online car phone can connect to the Internet via a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) module, and soon via LTE the next-generation mobile communications standard. LTE can also play an important role in future car-to-X communication. It is a new technology where cars are networked with each other and the transportation infrastructure to make driving cheaper and safer. Fig. 2 Audi connect concept car (World, Audi at the CES 2012, 2012) Audi connect provides drivers with customized services ranging from Audi online traffic information to Audi music stream, a new app which makes it possible to integrate online radio stations and a connected device’s music collection within the vehicle’s user interface.

The probable clusterheads are the set of nodes, which have sent ADV messages and after that either they do not receive any ADV messages or their energy is higher than the energy received in ADV messages. It may be possible that more than one node may have the same energy level and they are in communication range of each other. To break a tie in such cases, Trade-off for Energy and Delay (TED) is used. TED is calculated for sensor i from equation (4) only for the probable clusterheads. Values of α and β lie in the range of [0,1] and α+β 0.

Html 6. : Audi connect – The car in the cloud (2012) 7. : Alibaba (2015). html 8. ) Possibilities of Control and Optimization of Traffic at Crossroads Using Petri Nets Jakub Gaj, Martin Kotyrba and Eva Volna Abstract& This paper deals with the modeling and optimization of the movement of vehicles in the transport network consisting of the busiest crossroads in Ostrava (a town in the Czech Republic), including a proposal of the logic control of traffic lights using Petri nets. The introduction shows the problem importance of creation of a crossroad with the formalism of Petri nets for the final optimization.

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